I’m not talking about cleansing on the outside but cleansing for the inside. I have heard about various types of cleanses and know of people who do them at least once a year. Some people perform a cleanse to help with weight loss while others use them for health purposes. I have heard of cleanses that last from 3 days to over a week or longer. Some are liquid based meaning drinking nothing but juice, shakes, etc., while others are food based (salads, fruit.)
I have never tried a cleanse but some people swear by them. I think it is important to take care of our inside just as well as our outside. That means eating well and cutting back or eliminating junk food.
Detoxing the body has been around for a long time and celebrities often bring popularity to them when they have used one to lose weight. My question is, do they really have any positive effect on the body? I read up on some dangers of following a cleanse. Some possible risks include:
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Muscle breakdown
- Blood-sugar problems
- Frequent liquid bowel movements
I have also read that there is no evidence that cleansing is helpful and that our bodies do a good job on their own in terms of removing toxins.
Do you think a cleanse is important for a healthy lifestyle? Have you ever tried a cleanse?